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    I was wondering if anyone here has deployed with a team of five or less? If so I like to hear what was your experience like, I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

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    What is the reasoning behind this question? What do you mean?

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      When you are in certain types of units like civil affairs for instance you could deployed as part of a team so there might only be 5 of you going so I am trying to find out the type experience you had while going thru the process of your deployment.

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        In Afghanistan, I supported ADTs (Agricultural Development Teams) and PRTs (Provincial Reconstruction Teams) and they were much larger than five that moved into villages with support teams that provided security. So if a couple of them went out; they went with MPs or Infantry that were going on patrol in the area that they needed to engage. MiTT teams still exist and alot of their missions depend on METT-TC.

        Remember, our numbers are much smaller now and Afghans are taking the lead so a lot has changed now compared to before.

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          Originally posted by Chief Kemosabe View Post
          In Afghanistan, I supported ADTs (Agricultural Development Teams) and PRTs (Provincial Reconstruction Teams) and they were much larger than five that moved into villages with support teams that provided security. So if a couple of them went out; they went with MPs or Infantry that were going on patrol in the area that they needed to engage. MiTT teams still exist and alot of their missions depend on METT-TC.

          Remember, our numbers are much smaller now and Afghans are taking the lead so a lot has changed now compared to before.
          Thank you Chief this is the kind of information I was looking for.

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            Originally posted by Chief Kemosabe View Post
            In Afghanistan, I supported ADTs (Agricultural Development Teams) and PRTs (Provincial Reconstruction Teams) and they were much larger than five that moved into villages with support teams that provided security. So if a couple of them went out; they went with MPs or Infantry that were going on patrol in the area that they needed to engage. MiTT teams still exist and alot of their missions depend on METT-TC.

            Remember, our numbers are much smaller now and Afghans are taking the lead so a lot has changed now compared to before.
            I bolded that becuase that means you or your mission execution is now at the mercy of that unit providing security. Or your mission is now at the mercy of that other unit's mission. Or your missions may conflict (ie your mission is touchy feely and thier mission is to shoot Taliban).

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              Originally posted by RedLeg View Post
              I bolded that becuase that means you or your mission execution is now at the mercy of that unit providing security. Or your mission is now at the mercy of that other unit's mission. Or your missions may conflict (ie your mission is touchy feely and thier mission is to shoot Taliban).
              You are right and I should of emphasized to the OP that was my observation from what I saw on my last deployment. Obviously, there may be different experiences in other provinces.

              When I was an MP in Iraq, I had missions that I had to escort some field grades to meet local villages. There was no specific time for me to RTB. It was dictated by when the officers were ready to leave.

              Yes, there were MiTTeams that lived within the local populace without the protection you might have with a COP. I never observed a PTT when I was an MP. Also, the ADT that I supported in Afghanistan was a joint team that was led by a Navy Lieutenant (O-3) that was on a FOB full of CIA presence (place rarely got hit). It was truly sneaky peak stuff going on. I just flew there, did what I had to do and got out of dodge lol.

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